The failure of American politics to appropriately address the harms of substance use and substance use disorders reflects “a bitter cost of the white majority’s willingness to accept the suffering of others" (McGhee p. 47) and the ways in which that willingness also harms white people is an additional cost we bear.
"Drug Policy and Our Self-Inflicted Harm,"
Journal of Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Scholarship: Vol. 7, Article 5.
Available at: https://repository.usfca.edu/jips/vol7/iss1/5